Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend

February 23-26, 2023

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2023 Disney’s Princess Half Marathon Info

Mirror, mirror, reveal the One. Show me the Princess who has the strength to run. Join your fellow princesses in a royal quest that will take you through 13.1 miles of the Walt Disney World Resort during runDisney’s Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend. runDisney’s Princess Half Marathon Weekend brings women of all ages together to participate in a magical event designed just for them. The Disney Princesses are the inspiration for the weekend’s events and will focus on the attributes every princess possesses: commitment, courage, determination, fantasy, perseverance, and strength.

The Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend typically hosts a field of more than 26,000 runners, and under 10 percent of them are men. They won’t be timed and won’t be listed in the official results, but they will mix in with runners, some in dresses and tiaras. This event also includes a 5K and a 10K for runners to participate in.

2021 race registration opens June 21, 2022

Weekend Events   2019 Fees and Discounts Race Information   Spectator Information

Disney’s Princess Half Marathon Weekend Events

runDisney Health and Fitness Expo

Thursday, February 23, 2023
Friday, February 24, 2023
Saturday, February 25, 2023
The runDisney Health and Fitness Expo is a three-day celebration located at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex that will be your one stop for everything happening during race weekend. Typically, the Expo will host a Speaker Series featuring celebrity runner appearances and seminars on training, racing, nutrition and the Princess Half Marathon course. A variety of Disney’s Princess Half Marathon Weekend merchandise will be available for purchase at the Expo.

Disney Princess 5K

Friday, February 24, 2023
Start Time: 5:00 a.m.
Start/Finish: Epcot
Run a 5K that the whole family can enjoy in this official Disney’s Princess Half Marathon Weekend event. Adults, teens and tweens can experience a 5K course winding through Epcot with a storybook ending! This race features Disney entertainment on-course.

Disney Princess Enchanted 10K

Saturday, February 25, 2023
Time: 5:00 a.m.
Start/Finish: Epcot
Join the Disney Enchanted 10K which will take you on an enchanted journey throughout Epcot before having a magical finish fit for a princess, or prince. The race features Disney entertainment on-course. Those who complete the race will receive a Disney Princess Enchanted 10K Finisher Medal.

Disney Princess Half Marathon

Sunday, February 26, 2023
Start Time: 5:00 a.m.
Start/Finish: Epcot
Grab your best friends for a royal quest through 13.1 miles of the Walt Disney World Resort including the Magic Kingdom and Epcot Theme Parks. The race features Disney entertainment on-course.

Disney Fairy Tale Challenge

Saturday, February 25 – Sunday, February 26, 2023
Start/Finish: Epcot
If you think that a half marathon is just a walk in the park, put your endurance to the test and compete in the Disney Fairy Tale Challenge! A 19.3-mile adventure held over two days, participants will run the Disney Enchanted 10K on Saturday, followed by the Disney Princess Half Marathon on Sunday. If you finish both races within the pacing requirements, you will be awarded the Fairy Tale Challenge medal in addition to your Half Marathon and 10K finisher medals.

You must register for the Disney Fairy Tale Challenge to receive the Fairy Tale Challenge medal upon completion of both races within the pacing requirements.

2023 Fees and Discounts

Registration Fees

Runners should register early to ensure that they are guaranteed their slot in the race that they are looking to sign up for.  Select early registration opportunities are available prior to official registration opening date for each race weekend.

Pricing for 2023 has not been released. Here is previous pricing: 

Disney Princess Half Marathon

  • $205

Disney Princess Enchanted 10K

  • $127

Disney Fairy Tale Challenge

  • $350

Disney Princess 5K

  • $87

Race Information

Cancellation & Transfer Policy

Entry fees for the Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend events are non-refundable.

Eligibility

Disney’s Princess Half Marathon
To compete, you must be 14 years of age or older.

Disney Enchanted 10K
To compete, you must be 10 years of age or older.

Cinderella Royal Family 5K
Participants must be 5 years of age. Each participant must be able to complete the 5K on their own.

Disney Fairy Tale Challenge
To compete, you must be 14 years of age or older.

Pacing Requirements

All athletes entering the Disney Princess Half Marathon, Disney Enchanted 10K, or the Disney Princess 5K, must maintain a 16-minute per mile pace throughout the race. Anyone not able to maintain the respective paces may be picked up and transported to the finish. You may be picked up at any point along the course and transported for not maintaining pace. It is suggested that you train at a 15-minute per mile pace.

Proof of Time

If you believe you will finish the Half Marathon in 2 hours and 15 minutes (2:15) or less proof of time is required for start group placement. If you believe you will finish the Half Marathon in over 2 hours 15 minutes proof of time is not required. Start group placement is based on your anticipated finish time and start group capacities. Proof of time is not required for the 5K and 10K races.

Costumes

New rules have been laid out for costumes on the race course. Guests may dress as their favorite character during the races, but must follow these guidelines:

  • Costumes must be family-friendly and may not be obstructive, offensive, objectionable or violent.
  • Guests who dress like characters may not pose for pictures or sign autographs for other Guests.
  • Costumes may not contain any weapons that resemble or could easily be mistaken for an actual weapon.
  • Costumes may not contain sharp objects, pointed objects or materials that may accidentally strike another Guest.
  • For runDisney participants ages 13 and under:
    • Costumes and some masks may be worn, as long the mask does not cover the entire face and eyes are visible.
  • For runDisney participants ages 14 and older:
    • Layered costumes, that could conceal prohibited items, are not permitted (e.g. Jedi robes).
    • Costume props, including those that surround the entire body (e.g. Death Star, UP House) are not permitted.
    • Costumes may not reach or drag on the ground. (e.g. full-length Princess dresses)
    • Capes may be worn if the length does not go below the waist.
    • Themed T-shirts, blouses, sweatshirts, and hats are acceptable.
    • Acceptable accessories include: transparent wings, plastic light sabers, toy swords, and tutus. Headwear may be worn as long as it does not cover the face.
    • Guests may not wear masks of any kind.

Guests who do not adhere to these guidelines may be refused entry into, and/or removed from, a race or any race related event/activity unless his or her costume can be modified to meet the above standards.

Please note that while costumed attire may be worn during runDisney events, Guests 14 and older are not permitted to wear costumed attire in the theme parks. As a result, Guests may need to change their attire prior to visiting the parks after participating in a runDisney race.

Safety

  • The race will be held rain or shine. If there is lightning in the area, the race will either have a delayed start or, depending on the intensity of the weather, be canceled.
  • For everyone’s safety, baby joggers, strollers, baby carriers, baby backpacks, inline skates, motorized scooters, bicycles, skateboards, canes, crutches, walkers, walking sticks and animals of any kind are prohibited from the course. Violators will be removed from the course and transported to the finish line area.
  • Headphones are discouraged due to audio messages that are placed throughout the course to ensure runners safety.

Spectator Information

Viewing Your Runner

You can view your runner in a number of different areas along the Half Marathon course including the Walt Disney World Theme Parks and the Finish Line area.

 

Finish Line Viewing

Spectators can see their runners again at the Finish Line. There will be a limited number of complimentary seats along the Finish Line available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Reserved seating is available for purchase through Disney’s ChEAR Squad. The Finish Line is located in the Imagine Lot of Epcot. To reach the finish line from Magic Kingdom, take the monorail back to the Transportation and Ticket Center. Exit the monorail and follow the signs for the monorail to Epcot. Ride the monorail back to Epcot and upon arriving, walk down the ramp and exit to your left towards the parking lots. The Imagine Lot and Finish Line area will be on your right.

Viewing Your Runner during the 5K and 10K

Spectators will be able to see their runner at the start line and finish line. The Finish Line is located in the Imagine Lot of Epcot. There will be no runner viewing along the course.

Runner Tracking

Family and friends will be able to track participants with live online runner tracking for the half marathon and marathon. Participants will have the opportunity to send split times via email, text messaging, and PDAs by registering for this service on runDisney’s website. You can also sign up for runner tracking at Disney’s Health & Fitness Expo.

Disney’s Princess Half Marathon Weekend Parking

Parking at Epcot is free before 7:00 a.m. If you arrive afterward, you will be charged the daily parking fee. Athletes and spectators should plan on arriving at Epcot by 4:00 a.m. on the race morning. The main entrance of Epcot from World Drive will be closed to all traffic from 5:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. on the morning of the half marathon. All traffic will be directed to the Magic Kingdom Park Parking Lot where they will be transported to Epcot via monorail.


For more information about the Disney Princess Half Marathon or to register, visit Disney’s official web site opens in new window.

 

 

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